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Buying Advice for Teen Guys

Video games and teenage guys go together like peanut butter and jelly. However, this is one area where you have to be on top your game, Mr. and Mrs. Parent.

Your teen will know exactly what's hot, what's not, which consoles to buy, and what accessories he'll need.

Our best advice to you: Use a great online resource to see what the best games are. Then, listen to what he's got to say. Gamers like to talk about the latest game and their latest triumph.

Some of the best gaming sites include:

  1. IGN
  2. Joystiq
  3. N4G

When it comes to game categories, there are 4 types that teen guys tend to like:

  1. Science Fiction battlegrounds
  2. Fantasy settings with warriors, monsters and magic
  3. Sports like football, basketball, baseball, hockey and extreme sports
  4. Online multi-player settings in space or medieval settings

Most games require accessories beyond a joystick now. Don't forget to check out the latest game packs to enhance his gaming experience.

Teen guys like sports, no doubt about it. That means you need to get him something to keep him active and safe at the same time.

Most schools will take care of the team sports, like football and basketball. We'll keep it to individual, outdoor sports here.

The top gift ideas for sporty young men include:

  1. Skateboarding
  2. Snowboarding
  3. BMX-style biking
  4. Rollerblading
  5. Surfing

Don't forget to check out safety items like helmets, pads and gloves - especially for skateboarders!